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From Whitewater To Watercolor

As in the past, the Brookings Second Saturday Art Walk for Nov. 9 offers a mix of art, live music, and special events, all happening from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Brookings. 

This month, the emphasis appears to be on water.

For example, at 6 p.m. at Brian Scott Gallery, Stu Anthony shows and narrates a wet-and-wild video and slide presentation, “White Water Rafting the Grand Canyon.” 

Another special showing happens at Manley Art Center and Gallery — the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s traveling show, which includes 20 award-winning works from the group’s 48th annual Transparent Watercolor Exhibition. The watercolor pieces will be viewable during the Art Walk, or can be seen during Manley’s regular hours all through November.

On top of these special attractions and the special displays of art and art objects, there’s live music by the Brookings area’s performers at most venues. 

For those who miss any of the action, or simply want to experience a brief recap of activities, there’s also an after-art-walk report with photos at http://www.wildriverscoastart.com. 

Second Saturday Art Walk Attractions:


  A Wild Bird and Backyard General Store, 1109 Chetco Ave., 541-412-9453: Meet artist Barbara Caswell and see her one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry made with natural components, including Oregon sun stone, agates and shells used in Christmas ornaments, and agate and nautical photo frames. Also, local photographer Vicki Theriault will show her vibrant photos of birds, flowers and landscapes. Larry Ball will play old tunes, Texas, folk and Irish music on his 12-string guitar and mandolin.


Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies, 810 Chetco Ave., 541-469-7900: Artist of month  is Karen Martinez. Also lots of other artists show their work throughout the store. Music by Jefferson State Ramblers followed by Saun and Steve. 


Feather Your Nest, 703 Chetco Ave. entrance in back, 541-469-4300: The featured artist is Julie Scott, new to Brookings, who paints in watercolor, acrylics or acrylic oils on a variety of materials from recycled windows and wood to antiques and canvas. Her whimsical inspirations are from nature and working with rescue animals.   


Chantilly Bead and Antique Co., 207 King St., 541-287-1113: Bead jewelry and more as well as a collection of antiques.


Gypsies, 549 Chetco Ave., 541-813-1882: Scott Clapson will be demonstrating how to make bottle bricks that will be used to create a peace bench. Music by Marshall Thompson.


Manley Art Center and Gallery, 433 Oak St., 541-469-1807: The gallery displays the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s traveling show — 20 award-winning works from the WSO 48th annual Transparent Watercolor Exhibition. In addition, there are a variety of artists who rent classroom panels. Music performed by Rapp Brush followed by Giraffes on a Raft.


Brian Scott Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., 541-412-8687: Artist of the month is Elio Camacho. Artists displaying their works include 18 local and regional artists presenting paintings, 3-D, glass, fabric art, jewelry, artists’ cards and booklets, and the culinary art of  Art Alley Grille. Latin-beat music provided by Horst Wolf and friends.


Signatures Gallery, 515 Chetco Ave., 541-469-1085: the Movie Artwork of Drew Struzan featuring his works of “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” various “Star Wars” films, “Indiana Jones” trilogy and DVD cover, and George Lucas’ “Creative Impulse” — all signed and all from editions with only artist’s proofs remaining, three signed and numbered artist proof No. 1! Drew is now retired, making these pieces real collector’s items. Music is shared with Brian Scott Gallery.

Deweys Digs, which is listed on Art Walk fliers, will be closed.


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